ATThe James-Web telescope reached its position at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, and impatient scientists and scientists became impatient. The crew is now busy assembling eighteen parts of its main glass – called primaries – designed to look like origami so that it can be folded into a rocket. “A long-term function, all its fragments have already been used and must now be aligned within a fraction of a micron, the purpose of which is to capture the light of cosmic objects as they are held together.” Pierre Ferrut, co-chair of the James-Webb mission to the European Space Agency, explains.
The James-Web telescope is still dazzling: it sees the same star eighteen times!
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